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Created by:
Unidentified  Search this
Medium:
wood , paint and metal
Dimensions:
32 3/8 x 11 7/8 x 16 3/8 in. (82.2 x 30.2 x 41.6 cm)
Type:
figures (representations)
Date:
early - mid 20th century
Description:
A wooden, jointed figure in the form of a caricature of a boy holding a candle holder and candle. The boy is depicted hunched over, while holding a red candle holder with a lit, green candle. He is wearing a yellow pajamas decorated with red polka dots and black slippers. He has painted red hoop earrings in both ears. The figure is jointed at the shoulders. He is attached to flat rectangular metal base by a metal pole attached to the boy’s feet. The pole is welded to rectangular base.
Topic:
African American  Search this
Caricature and cartoons  Search this
Stereotypes  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of the Collection of James M. Caselli and Jonathan Mark Scharer
Object number:
2007.7.305
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Collection title:
Collection of James M. Caselli and Jonathan Mark Scharer
Classification:
Furnishings, Housewares, and Décor
Exhibition:
Defending Freedom, Defining Freedom: The Era of Segregation, 1876-1968
On View:
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Concourse 2, C 2053
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2007.7.305